Just when you thought there was a way to skip the line…
Franklin Barbecue posted a warning on its Facebook page last week alerting smoked meat lovers of Austin to a man posing as an employee and offering free food in exchange for rides.
According to the post, people have come to Franklin Barbecue at least 10 times asking for “Chris” or “Shawn” to redeem their free meal, only to be told that they were lied to. The man, who claims to be a pitmaster, is reportedly “very convincing” and has been soliciting rides from the parking lot of the restaurant. He even dons an apron when approaching drivers.
Several Facebook users commented on the post to submit pictures supposedly showing the suspected scammer.